Link Microtek Ltd

Apprentice Technician – Optical Electronics Division - Advanced (Level 3)

Link Microtek Ltd (Employer)

Fareham College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £13,000.00
37.5 hours per week Days: 5 Hours per day: 7.5 Days and shifts are to be confirmed
42 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Engineering fitter (apprenticeship standard)
29 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are seeking an apprentice technician to join our specialist team which is engaged in the development and manufacture of niche optical communications products. You will be a key employee in the development, manufacture and testing, working at component and circuit board level to assist the design team in realising cutting-edge new products.


What will the apprentice be doing?

The role majors around small scale manufacture of mechanical and electronic assemblies, preparing them for test and carrying out testing according to work instructions and guidance from engineers and experienced technicians. Duties will comprise:

· Soldering of SMT and leaded devices

· Following wiring diagrams and crimping/soldering parts accordingly

· Use of electronic test equipment including oscilloscopes, DVMs etc

· Following circuit diagrams and pcb layouts

· Use of basic IT such as Word and Excel

· Testing components and systems to a test plan and logging of results

· Carrying out basic mechanical fabrication and/or modifications A full training programme will be undertaken on all areas.

There will be scope to include mechanical and electronic design.

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What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Qualification/s to be obtained: Engineering Fitter Level 3 with the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

· The training will be delivered by Business Plus at Fareham College, an Ofsted Outstanding College. Your training will be delivered Day Release, and you will attend Fareham College. The schedule of this day release is to be confirmed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will progress into a full technician role with further pathways available into engineering and design.

Skills Required

IT skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Basic Electronic Skills

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Design (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Desired
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